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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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10/24
Texas nurse free of Ebola virus; discharged from NIH Clinical Center
NIH Clinical Center discharges Nina Pham who is free of Ebola virus disease.…
10/24
NIH media briefing on discharge of Ebola patient from its Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit
NIH officials will brief reporters about the discharge of Nina Pham.…
10/23
Notice of Updates to the National Robotics Initiative (NRI)
Notice NOT-EB-14-008 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
10/23
Notice of Revised NIH Definition of Clinical Trial
Notice NOT-OD-15-015 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
10/23
NIH announces grants for frontotemporal degeneration research
Projects will help advance research through collaborations and development of novel strategies.…
10/22
10/22
NIH begins early human clinical trial of VSV Ebola vaccine
Researchers at NIAID are conducting the early phase trial to evaluate the vaccine, called VSV-ZEBOV.…
10/22
NIH to admit Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola virus
NIH is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our patients, NIH staff, and the public.…
10/21
Update on Clinical Status of Ebola Patient at the NIH Clinical Center
Ms. Pham's clinical status has been upgraded from fair to good.…
10/20
Shaking up cell biology
Researchers focus in on decades old mystery.…
10/17
Using social media to better understand, prevent, and treat substance use
NIH announces 11 awards funded across three institutes.…
09/24
NIH awards ~$31 million to enhance diversity in the biomedical research workforce
Funds to develop new approaches that engage researchers, including those from backgrounds underrepre…
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10/24
Reminiscing can help boost mental performance
To solve a mental puzzle, the brain's executive control network for externally focused, goal-oriente…
10/24
Synthetic biology on ordinary paper, results off the page
New achievements in synthetic biology announced today by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biolo…
10/24
Waste, an alternative source of energy to petroleum
The Department of Chemical Engineering of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has developed…
10/24
Immune proteins moonlight to regulate brain-cell connections
When it comes to the brain, "more is better" seems like an obvious assumption.…
10/24
Simply Shining a Light Can Reveal the Brain’s Structure
… offer this combination of attributes. Magnetic resonance imaging, for example, is widely u…
10/24
Smoking interferes with neurocognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol
Numerous studies have shown that individuals with an alcohol use disorder perform worse than those w…
10/24
UT Southwestern scientists discover new clues to how weight loss is regulated
A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brai…
10/24
Peter Narins elected president, International Society for Neuroethology
UCLA professor Peter Narins has been elected president of the International Society for Neuroetholog…
10/24
Can daydreaming enhance mental performance?
… scanned their brains using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). …
10/24
Simply Shining a Light Can Reveal the Brain's Structure
… offer this combination of attributes. Magnetic resonance imaging, for example, is widely u…
10/24
WATCH: Why our brains like everything to be personalised
… subjective validation. A recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fM…
10/24
T2DM-linked hypoglycemia doesn't impact brain pathology
… with T2DM. Participants underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at baseline and 4…
10/24
Tackling blindness, deafness through neuroengineering
… in children with autism Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has …
10/24
Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection and growth
Why are individuals interested in hearing gossip about others' achievements and failures? Researcher…
10/23
Reminiscing Can Help Boost Mental Performance
Researchers report performance of complex mental tasks can be boosted by 'off task' mental activitie…
10/23
Giving the Brain a Buzz: The Ultimate in Self-Help or a Dangerous Distraction?
… to techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that allow scientists to…
10/23
UT Southwestern scientists discover new clues to how weight loss is regulated
A hormone seen as a popular target to develop weight-loss drugs works by directly targeting the brai…
10/23
Reminiscing can help boost mental performance
New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that en…
10/22
Luminal signalling links cell communication to tissue architecture during organogenesis
Morphogenesis is the process whereby cell collectives are shaped into differentiated tissues and org…
10/22
New test to help brain injury victims recover
A dynamic new assessment for helping victims of trauma to the brain, including those suffering from …
10/22
Productivity limits and potentials of the principles of conservation agriculture
One of the primary challenges of our time is to feed a growing and more demanding world population w…
10/21
Protecting connections in brain could halt Parkinson's
Stopping the death of synapses - the connections between nerve cells in the brain - could provide a …
10/21
Noise-induced hearing loss restored in mice
By increasing production of a protein called NT3 - found to be crucial for communication between the…
10/21
Mental rest and reflection 'boost learning'
New research finds that restful reflection can strengthen memories in the mind and forge new mental …
10/21
Judge rules in favor of conference center project in lawsuit
A state court judge ruled that the university was in full compliance with the California Environment…
10/21
Transition from moderate to problem drinking hinges on genetic material
Researchers from UCSF have found that microRNA levels in the brain are important in development of a…
10/19
Hepatitis A virus and the origins of picornaviruses
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) remains enigmatic, despite 1.4 million cases worldwide annually. It differs …
10/19
Reductive dehalogenase structure suggests a mechanism for B12-dependent dehalogenation
Organohalide chemistry underpins many industrial and agricultural processes, and a large proportion …
10/15
Selection for niche differentiation in plant communities increases biodiversity effects
In experimental plant communities, relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning have…
10/15
Primate-specific endogenous retrovirus-driven transcription defines naive-like stem cells
Naive embryonic stem cells hold great promise for research and therapeutics as they have broad and r…
10/12
Cohesin-dependent globules and heterochromatin shape 3D genome architecture in S. pombe
Eukaryotic genomes are folded into three-dimensional structures, such as self-associating topologica…
10/12
A three-dimensional human neural cell culture model of Alzheimer?s disease
Alzheimer?s disease is the most common form of dementia, characterized by two pathological hallmarks…
10/11
Evaluation of Rotational Vertebral Artery Occlusion Using Ultrasound Facilitates the Detection of Arterial Dissection in the Atlas Loop
CONCLUSIONFor posterior circulation stroke patients, adding submaximal head rotation to the cervical…
10/06
Predictive Models Based on Support Vector Machines: Whole?Brain versus Regional Analysis of Structural MRI in the Alzheimer's Disease
This study compares the performances of three classification methods based on support vector machine…
10/06
Serial MR Imaging in Suprasellar Xanthogranuloma: Growth Pattern and New Lesions
We describe a case of suprasellar xanthogranuloma in whom serial MRI revealed features that have not…
10/05
Rapid development of broadly influenza neutralizing antibodies through redundant mutations
The neutralizing antibody response to influenza virus is dominated by antibodies that bind to the gl…
10/01
Temporal dynamics of motor cortex excitability during perception of natural emotional scenes
Although it is widely assumed that emotions prime the body for action, the effects of visual percep…
10/01
5-HTTLPR, anxiety and gender interaction moderates right amygdala volume in healthy subjects
Genetic variants within the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) impact the neurobiology and risk …
10/01
How affective information from faces and scenes interacts in the brain
Facial expression perception can be influenced by the natural visual context in which the face is p…
10/01
Tension-related activity in the orbitofrontal cortex and amygdala: an fMRI study with music
Tonal music is characterized by a continuous flow of tension and resolution. This flow of tension a…
10/01
Cumulative risk on the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) underpins empathic communication difficulties at the first stages of romantic love
Empathic communication between couples plays an important role in relationship quality and individu…
10/01
A neuroimaging investigation of attribute framing and individual differences
Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to evaluate the neural basis of framing effects. We …
10/01
Dorsomedial prefrontal metabolism and unawareness of current characteristics of personality traits in Alzheimer's disease
Anosognosia is a complex symptom corresponding to a lack of awareness of one’s current clinic…
10/01
Changing the mind? Not really--activity and connectivity in the caudate correlates with changes of choice
Changes in preference are inherently subjective and internal psychological events. We have identifi…
10/01
Opioid receptor blockade and warmth-liking: effects on interpersonal trust and frontal asymmetry
The emotion ‘warmth-liking’ (WL) associated with feelings of affection and acceptance i…
10/01
Studying the default mode and its mindfulness-induced changes using EEG functional connectivity
The default mode network (DMN) has been largely studied by imaging, but not yet by neurodynamics, u…
10/01
Medial frontal cortex and anterior insula are less sensitive to outcome predictability when monetary stakes are higher
Prior research links greater activation of posterior medial frontal cortex (pMFC) and anterior insu…
10/01
Psychological, endocrine and neural responses to social evaluation in subclinical depression
This study aimed to identify vulnerability patterns in psychological, physiological and neural resp…
10/01
Existential neuroscience: effects of mortality salience on the neurocognitive processing of attractive opposite-sex faces
Being reminded of the inherently finite nature of human existence has been demonstrated to elicit s…
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Hilac Brain Mapping experiment.Members of the Tobias group check the beam intensity for a "brain mapping" experiment. (L. to r.) John Lyman, Howard Chung, Nicholas Yanni, Jean Luce, In the experiment, the researchers were able to make lab animals blink by directing a beam of invisible alpha radiation into the cornea of their eyes. This was one of several experiments underway in 1961 using particle beams to explore the brain.
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